2021

A close up view of a crumpled plastic bottle on the beach is the foreground. It is surrounded by tiny pieces of plastic. In the background is the coastal headlands near Beverly Beach in Oregon.
Researchers designed and installed an ocean plastics exhibit at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, then evaluated visitor engagement and the exhibit's effects on their reported single-use plastic and plastic-related environmental stewardship goals.
razor clams
Study deployed passive water samplers and collected riverine and estuarine bivalves from Oregon Coast watersheds to examine forestry-​specific pesticide contamination.
Oceanfront homes with boulders piled along the front to protect them from erosion.
This study found that neighbors play an influential role in private oceanfront landowners’ decisions to protect their shorelines from erosion and rising sea levels, which could lead to excessive armoring of the coastline.
Students grades 5-8 perform a dance about warming waters effecting crabs. They are wearing bright red crab costumes and a green screen is in the background.
This video describes a summer camp which used dance and computer coding to teach kids about how low oxygen in the ocean affects crabs.
hand holding hundreds of small Pacific oyster larvae
Research evaluates phenotypic and genetic changes during larval development of Pacific oysters reared in ambient and high pCO2 conditions, both in domesticated and naturalized “wild” oysters from the Pacific Northwest.
A screen shot from the Summer Scholars 2021 Symposium shows a photo of sea stacks
This symposium is the culmination of Oregon Sea Grant's 10-week undergraduate summer program. Summer scholars share their experiences and the projects that they completed over the summer.

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